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Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

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One day Otto, an elfin adventurer, finds a postcard on the seashore showing pictures of beautiful sparkling lights in the night sky with the words, 'The light of Christmas!' If this 'Christmas' can brighten even the gloomiest Finnish winter, Otto decides he must find it. So he heads north, trudging through dark forests and skiing towards the fells of Lapland, in search of the secret light of Christmas.

On his way he meets the mighty king of the forest, a beautiful leaf fairy, a hungry badger, a friendly bear and the infamous Ironworm. But will he ever find the mysterious light he's looking for, and will Christmas brighten Otto's winter? 



  • Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas
  • Written by Nora Surojegin and illustrated by Pirkko-Luisa Surojegin.
  • Published by Floris Books; October 18, 2022.
  • Ages 6 to 10 years
  • 0.63" H x 8.74" L x 10.63" W (1.76 lbs) 112 pages
  • Hardcover 




'In this charming storybook a mother and daughter team have painted a captivating picture of the landscape, wildlife and folklore of Finland. Otto and his friends are brought to life in sensitive, detailed illustrations on every page... perfect for bedtime reading for children ages 6 to 10 and an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.'
- Midwest Book Review

'A gorgeous and unique collection of stories from Finland which deserve a place in any collection where holiday story collections are a feature. Parental read-aloud assistance or good reading skills will lend to this story... A little over a hundred pages of story packed with text and lovely drawings makes for beautiful read-aloud recommendation promising many hours of delight in a highly recommended, different kind of holiday read.'
- Midwest Book Review


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